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1 year ago
Is it safe to consume alcohol while I am taking Pioglitazone?
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1 year ago
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pioglitazone. Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
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1 year ago
What can be the common side effects of using Pioglitazone?
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1 year ago
The common side effects seen with use of Pioglitazone are: Weight gain, Blurred vision, Respiratory tract infection, Numbness, Bone fracture
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1 year ago
Does Pioglitazone cause urinary bladder tumour?
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1 year ago
Large population studies indicate that Pioglitazone is associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. The absence of an association of bladder cancer with the other drug of the same class, Rosiglitazone, suggests that the increased risk is drug specific and not a class effect.
The information given above is for Pioglitazone which is the active ingredient of Pioglitazone.
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1 year ago
How safe is Pioglitazone?
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1 year ago
Pioglitazone cardiovascular safety profile compares favourably with that of Rosiglitazone. Pioglitazone has been found to be associated with bladder tumours but causality assessment has not been proved yet.
The information given above is for Pioglitazone which is the active ingredient of Pioglitazone.
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1 year ago
Is it safe to use Pioglitazone in patients with liver disease?
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1 year ago
Pioglitazone should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pioglitazone may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Pioglitazone is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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1 year ago
How does Pioglitazone cause bladder cancer?
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1 year ago
The mechanism behind the link between Pioglitazone use and bladder cancer is still unknown. Studies have suggested that use of Pioglitazone for more than one year results in increased risk of development of tumour of the urinary bladder.
The information given above is for Pioglitazone which is the active ingredient of Pioglitazone.
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1 year ago
Can Pioglitazone be used for secondary stroke prevention?
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1 year ago
Pioglitazone reduces recurrent stroke and major vascular events in stroke patients with insulin resistance, prediabetes, and diabetes mellitus. However, its use as a preventive therapy requires more research.
The information given above is for Pioglitazone which is the active ingredient of Pioglitazone.
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1 year ago
Is it safe to use Pioglitazone in patients with kidney disease?
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1 year ago
Pioglitazone is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pioglitazone is recommended. Use of Pioglitazone is not recommended in patients undergoing dialysis.
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1 year ago
How does Pioglitazone cause oedema?
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1 year ago
Pioglitazone increases the permeability of fluid in tiny blood vessels called capillaries. This results in easier movement of fluids across the membrane and their consequent accumulation, resulting in oedema (puffiness). Also, Pioglitazone causes increased sodium and water reabsorption from the kidney that contributes to the oedema.
The information given above is for Pioglitazone which is the active ingredient of Pioglitazone.
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1 year ago
What are the alternatives to Pioglitazone?
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1 year ago
Fortunately, there are many alternatives to Pioglitazone- Metformin, Acarbose, Sitagliptin, Exenatide, Insulin or combination therapies of these medicines can be used.
The information given above is for Pioglitazone which is the active ingredient of Pioglitazone.
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1 year ago
Can Pioglitazone used for dementia?
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1 year ago
Findings indicate that Pioglitazone treatment is associated with a reduced dementia risk in Diabetes mellitus patients. Prospective studies are needed to evaluate a possible neuroprotective effect in these patients in an ageing population.
The information given above is for Pioglitazone which is the active ingredient of Pioglitazone.
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1 year ago
Can Pioglitazone be used in depression?
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1 year ago
Pioglitazone, either alone or as add-on therapy to conventional treatments, could clinically benefit patients of major depression according to a study.
The information given above is for Pioglitazone which is the active ingredient of Pioglitazone.
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